Can't wait for Ty Isaac and Levenberry to increase our average rating scores. Keep 'em coming Hoke.
Big Ten Recruiting Rankings 3-19-12
Michigan gets two more commits over the past week, so the Big Ten recruiting rankings are front-paged. Also making a big move is Penn State, which grabbed a pair of commits of their own. Changes since last rankings:
3-9-12: Penn State picks up Adam Breneman.
3-10-12: Michigan picks up Gareon Conley.
3-13-12: Michigan State picks up Caleb Benenoch.
3-14-12: Notre Dame picks up James Onwualu.
3-15-12: Illinois picks up Jesse Chadwell.
3-17-12: Michigan picks up DeVeon Smith. Penn State picks up Brendan Mahon.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
^The average of the average rankings of the three recruiting services (aka the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
NOTE: Unranked recruits are counted as one-star players. This may be a bit unfair this early in the process, considering there are many unevaluated recruits out there at this stage, but that's life.
On to the full data, after the jump.
|#1 Michigan - 16 Commits|
The Wolverines add Gareon Conley and DeVeon Smith, who both are unranked on Rivals but have four stars on Scout and three on 247Sports.
|#2 Ohio State - 5 Commits|
No change for the Buckeyes.
|#3 Penn State - 5 Commits|
The Nittany Lions close the gap with Ohio State after picking up top-ranked TE Adam Breneman and OL Brendan Mahon.
|#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits|
The Spartans grab Caleb Benenoch, an offensive lineman from Texas.
|#5 Notre Dame - 3 Commits|
The Irish pick up James Onwualu, who held a Michigan offer.
|#6 Nebraska - 2 Commits|
No change for the Huskers.
|#9 Illinois - 2 Commits|
Illinois jumps past Wisconsin and Minnesota after adding MI OL Jesse Chadwell.
|#7 Wisconsin - 1 Commit|
No change for the Badgers.
|#8 Minnesota - 1 Commit|
No change for the Gophers.
Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern, and Purdue still do not have a commit for the 2013 class.
Seeing a visual of this info is amazing. I knew we had 16, but seeing it graphically makes it hit home. Wow.
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I do love the wealth of stats and charts, knowledge is power.
Get butthurt about recruiting much?
Thanks and welcome to our board, you are right, we are classic underachievers and thanks for reminding us of all of that. No board on bucknuts to go to or just bored and decided to come by.
Don't feed the troll guys. That's what the moderator action sticky is for. I've already reported him.
Edit: And magically, its like forealz never existed.
Shhhhhh. If you don't say anything the trolls still think they're posting, except they get de-cached and auto-logged out, and accidentally load 90 gigs worth of crap onto their RAM and stuff.
To thump our chest about? If only Michigan had won some sort of major bowl or something like that
The "fraudulent" selection of Michigan to a bcs bowl, they still won the game. Go figure.
Hey this is the first time we've had recruiting charts like this in a while. This isn't a "cute" thing. Maybe Ohio is sucking now because they don't have these recruits... It takes players to win. And this is where you get your players from. The funny thing is you think this is a joke. That's why Ohio is a joke
A class this big and this good this early is just phenomenal.
How does the current average average compare with the final 2012 average average? I suspect it's higher already.
I wouldn't get too caught up in the rankings right now. These guys still have their senior years to finish out; a lot of them will probably drop in the rankings, some will rise. Wait about 10 months, then we can compare the rankings to last year's class.
Scout - 3.64
247 - 3.56
Rivals is low right now because of the unranked players. Those guys should be at least 3 stars when all is said and done, which would bring that average up to 3.75. In summary, we're doing well.
Michigan finished the previous class with a 3.53 (25 commits), while Ohio State had the top avg avg with a 3.65 (25 commits) [LINK]. As Moleskyn said, it's pretty early to compare classes, but it's difficult not to expect that this class will be better than last year's.
Thanks, Ace. And thanks for keeping up the uninterrupted flow of football recruiting info despite all the basketball and hockey stuff going on!
I love this class. I can't wait to see how the staff fills the few remaining spots. Ohio is starting the smear campaign about our class on their boards already. A coworker and Bucknut informed me their experts say that some of our recruits can't pass their entrance exams. They didn't have any names of course. Sad.
They can't tie their shoes?
Ohio's only chance to beat us in the mythical recruiting rankings this year is to finish #1 in the country. Just how it should be. Love it.
In theory do the rating services award stars or numeric scores based on a comparison to an ideal player, or relative to other players in that class?
Would it be useful to also rank the schools based on the average and or median overall and/or position ranking of their recruits? I thought this might help to shead light on the top 3 or 4 star vs low 3 or 4 star discussion.
I was thinking that it would be iinteresting for each school to answer questions like:
What average ranking would be required for the rest of (some other school's) class need to be to stay ahead of or pass Michigan?
Whatever our metrics this is clearly already a great class!
More commits as of now than the next three teams on the list combined. Hoke really does poop gold.
It's better for us because we can now be "picky" and take only the 4 and 5 stars
Rankings are rankings. It takes the coaching of college football coaches to get them where they should be. The good thing is, we have a lot of good recruits with a lot of good coaches
This is already better than Alabama's recruiting class this year. And that was the best ever. This is about to be the best ever by far!